Jerry M. Tinker, 55, staff director of the Senate...


September 20, 1994

Jerry M. Tinker, 55, staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs, died Friday of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at his home in Bethesda. A statement from the office of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., in Boston said Mr. Tinker was instrumental in shaping every piece of immigration legislation for two decades, including the sweeping Immigration Reform Act of 1990.

Thomas Nkobi, 71, longtime treasurer of the African National Congress who lived in exile for almost three decades, died yesterday of undisclosed causes. After the ANC was legalized in 1991, he returned to South Africa.

Dolly Haas, 84, a German-born movie star who married caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, died Friday of cancer. She became a star in German cinema, then moved to London as the Nazi movement grew and eventually moved to New York.

John H. Filer, 70, former Aetna Life & Casualty chairman, died Sunday in Lebanon, N.H. He helped to develop the Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut and was a Republican state senator from New Haven from 1957 to 1958.

Jack Dodson, 63, who played officious egghead Howard Sprague on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," died Friday in Los Angels. He began appearing on "Andy Griffith" in 1967, the year before the star left the show. He was on "Mayberry R.F.D." until it ended in 1971.

Thorsten Sellin, 97, a noted criminologist, died Saturday in Gilmanton, N.H. His opposition to capital punishment was cited in legislation in Canada and Europe.


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